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September/October 2015

Call for CASSH News Submissions! 

Do you have news, events, staff, faculty or students that you would like featured in an upcoming newsletter? Please send submissions for the next newsletter to Brandy Gottlieb by Friday, October 16 to
From the Dean's Desk ...
If the past year may be said to have been a period of change and adjustment within CASSH, I would hope that the coming year may be viewed as a time of growth and development.  Meeting a few days ago with CASSH Council, I mentioned the need for long-term planning within the college.  At this point, we are well established, and our constituent units are functioning wonderfully. What will be needed as we move forward is a shared vision, and understanding of who we are and where we are going. I shared with CASSH Council a favorite passage from a Lewis Carroll work with which I’m sure you’re all familiar:
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal upon where you want to get to”, said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where – ”, said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go”, said the Cat.
“-- so long as I get SOMEWHERE”, Alice added as an explanation
“Oh you’re sure to do that”, said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough”.
I’d like to spend some time this year working with faculty members, departmental leadership, and with everyone in CASSH to determine specifically which direction we should go. I hope that you’ll give some consideration to where we are as a unit and where we should be in the years to come. We’ll be asking this year several times and in several ways what our future directions should be. The Cheshire Cat was correct -- sooner or later, we will assuredly get somewhere. Let’s work together to make certain that it is where we want to be.

Dr. Steve Brown, Dean
The beginning of the school year brought several challenges, with new students and last-minute course changes, continued focus on performance-based metrics, and an unexpected financial aid audit.  I cannot stress enough how incredibly grateful I am for the skillful determination of our faculty and staff in handling each issue as it arose in a professional manner and with a great attitude.  Seeing all of our offices at work -- chairs, faculty, advisors, and office managers -- just warmed my heart and made me proud of our team.  You are doing great work.  
I also want to extend a special welcome to the new members of our CASSH team.  We added 15 faculty to the college, and they have hit the ground running.  Thank you for helping them acclimate to our university campus and understand our very special student culture.  And we added Katie Riesenberg to our college office.  She is already proving invaluable to our advising and metric-driven efforts.
It's going to be a great year.  Let us know how we can help you make the most of it!

Dr. Jocelyn Evans, CASSH Associate Dean 

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Members of the Monument Conservation Collaborative conduct restoration on Spencer Bibbs' historic marker.

Division Works to Restore

In conjunction with John the Baptist Church, UWF’s Division of Anthropology and Archaeology held By These Hands. The three-day event, from September 17-19, focused on initiatives surrounding the restoration of Pensacola’s historic African American burial grounds. ... Read more. 
Student Feature

A UWF student for over 30 years, Ms. Gene Feicht is committed to lifelong learning. 


Committed to Lifelong Learning

For Ms. Gene Feicht, taking graduate level classes would have naturally been her next step. After spending the past 30-plus years as a non-degree seeking student at UWF, Feicht says she has audited nearly every undergraduate anthropology course that UWF’s Division of Anthropology and Archaeology has to offer. 

After some encouragement from her professors and Dr. John Bratten, chair of the Department of Anthropology, Feicht took steps to apply to UWF’s graduate school. However, she says she has decided ... Read More. 

Faculty Features
CASSH Welcomes New Faculty

This semester, CASSH was pleased to welcome new faculty into its departments and classrooms. We are thankful for our distinctive faculty that is committed to academic and professional achievements of our students.

Meet the newest faculty members of CASSH!
In the Classroom 

Jacob Shively, assistant professor in the Department of Government, shares his high-impact approach to students comprehending concepts in grand strategy. 


High and Grand 

Dr. Jacob Shively, assistant professor in the Department of Government, is using an innovative approach to engage students in the concepts of grand strategy.

Shively describes grand strategy as the link between a state’s goals and capabilities. He says it entails historical, philosophical and systematic thought. He explains grand strategy involves the process in which states understand and pursue their perceived interests and roles in the world. Through his course ... Read more. 

David Ramsey, assistant professor in the Department of Government, leads a discussion on Congress' role in the intellectual property of the arts and sciences. 


Celebrating Our Constitution 

On September 18, students packed the UWF Commons Conference Center in honor of the US Constitution. The celebration began with a presentation by the UWF Army ROTC Color Guard  and a performance by Donovan Black of the Star Spangled Banner.

Al Cuzán, Michelle Williams, Jacob Shively, David Ramsey and James Miklovich joined in a panel presentation and discussion surrounding the role of the US Constitution in shaping various policies. Presenters addressed topics including naturalization, foreign policy and intellectual property. 

Shocase Marketing Director Debra Carney showcases the first social media network designed specifically for marketing, advertising, public relations and graphic design professionals.


Students use Shocase to Showcase 

Shocase Marketing Director Debra Carney guest lectured during Sabrina McLaughlin's ADV4202 (Advertising Strategies & Tactics II) and ADV4802 (Integrated Communications Campaigns) classes on Sept. 1. Carney provided an overview of the Shocase platform to give students an in­depth look at the functionality and benefits of its portfolio, social networking and project collaboration features. Additionally, Carney gave students insight into best practices for connecting with industry professionals and looking for jobs in the profession.

Students in the Advertising Strategies & Tactics II course will utilize Shocase to display their digital portfolio as part of a semester ­long project.

Shocase is the first social media network designed specifically for marketing, advertising, public relations and graphic design professionals. The Shocase platform integrates the best features of popular social media platforms into one powerful and effective network, offering its members greater visibility to display their work, build their reputation and be inspired by the industry’s best. The network also enables members to stay informed of the latest news and trends that impact their professional lives, build more working relationships and ultimately grow their businesses.

CASSH Brags - Have you Heard? 

Faculty and Staff Brags    

Student Brags 

Congratulations Kaley Ward, MA Political Science, for leading UWF in a 5-1 victory over No. 1 Rollins College. Ward led UWF offensively with three goals on four shots. Read more on UWF's victory. 

Faculty Thanks

CASSH extends a huge "thank you" to the December 2015 CASSH Marshals for Commencement:
Athena du Pré, David Ramsey, Erin Stone, Bre Garret and Kurt Wise. 
Have You Read?
Larson on "Science and the Arts Since 1750"

Barbara Larson is a professor and coordinator in the Department of Art. She was recently a guest blogger for Ashgate Publishing blog. 

It could be argued (and has been) that in the modern period science and “art,” whether this be dance, painting, or theater, have been culturally understood within ... Read more

‘Talking Service’ Reveals Challenges of Vet Transition
(c/o) the Pensacola News Journal

Chris Satterwhite is an instructor with the Department of English. Click the image to watch the feature and follow the links to read more. 

A year and a half after serving 22 months in the Marine Corps, Robert Gravely, 65, found himself in and out of mental health facilities. He admits to not transitioning from military service to civilian life well, saying readjustment was a rough deal. ... Read more from the PNJ

Read more on the Talking Service movement. 

We Proudly Present CASSH 2014-2015

In case you've missed it,we are proud to present our CASSH 2014-2015 Year in Review. This report features the students, faculty, staff and donors who have played an integral role in making CASSH the successful and competitive college it is today. We hope you take pride in the great work you've accomplished this year! 

CASSH in the News 

In case you've missed the headlines, check out CASSH's news mentions for August and September! 


Announcements &


Volunteer During Family Weekend

Sign up to volunteer during Family Weekend, October 23-25, in conjunction with Homecoming! Multiple time slots are available and all help is greatly appreciated! Volunteers are welcome to participate in activities and events while volunteering. For additional questions, contact Devin Blackmarr at Sign up here!

From Women's and Gender Studies

Feminist Iconography 2 

The Women’s Studies Collective Presents Feminist Iconography 2 
Dates: 11/3/15 – 11/7/15
Reception: 11/5/15, 5 to 7 p.m.

Accepting Submissions 
015-2016 Mary F. Rogers Women’s Studies Faculty Award
Deadline: Feb. 1 

The Women’s Studies program at UWF solicits nominations and applications for the 2015­16 Mary F. Rogers Women’s Studies Faculty Award, given annually to a faculty member who has made significant contributions to the field of Women’s and Gender Studies at UWF. Nominations of teaching faculty at UWF who have made a substantial contribution to Women’s and Gender Studies with a record of scholarship and/or teaching in this area are encouraged. The winner of the award will receive a $500 award and be invited to speak at the Annual Women’s Studies Conference on Monday, March 21, 2016. The nomination package should include the nomination form (attached) and a brief vita, highlighting relevant accomplishments. The deadline for nominations, including self­ nominations, is Feb. 1. Materials should be submitted to Katherine Romack, Department of English, Building 50, Room 242. Information:, 261­4163. 

2015-2016 Mary F. Rogers Women's Studies Faculty Submission Form 

Florida Research Fellows Call for Proposals 
Winter Submission Deadline: Dec. 31               

One of the programmatic initiatives the Center for Research and Economic Opportunity (CREO) intends to fund is the UWF Florida Research Fellow Award Program.Funding is available to support this award over a three-year period and individual awards are for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months. Prior recipients may reapply in subsequent years. The award consists of a $6,000 annual research and professional development support fund plus up to 1,000 hours of funded graduate research assistant time. Any unused seed and student support funding will be returned to the Florida Research Fellow award pool at the end of the twelve (12) month period.

Read more, or visit the Florida Research Fellow Award Program
ARGO Food Pantry Drive 

The Department of Communication Arts invites you to participate in the ARGO Pantry now through December! Bring your canned food donation to Bdng 36/180. For more information, contact Bernita Bryant at
Mark Your Calendars ...

Here's What's Coming Up in CASSH! 

Have an event you'd like to feature on the UWF or CASSH News calendar?          
Email Brandy Gottlieb at


UWF Art Faculty Exhibition
September 17 - October 24
Opening Reception - September 17, 5-7pm


Music Hall Artists Series 
October 5

Inclusion Spotlight: Elizabeth MacQueen
October 8

Runge Strings 
October 8

Men's Conference 
October 9
UWF University Commons 

Artist Talk: Carrie Fonder 
October 10

The Strand 
October 15

Experience UWF Downtown
Featuring Dr. Roy Hunt 
November 16

Museum of Commerce 

Dr. Sidnie Crawford Lecture:
What do the Dead Sea Scrolls Teach Us about the Bible?
February 25 

World Languages Café
Every Wednesday 

Sylvia Fischer, coordinator for World Languages, invites students to attend the World Languages Café every Wednesday from 4-5pm in The Great Good Place, 2nd Floor of the John C. Pace Library. 

Students are welcomed to drop in, visit and practice informal conversation.
Please feel free to share the attached information with students. 

Inclusion Spotlight: Elizabeth MacQueen, 
Thursday, October 8

Elizabeth MacQueen was selected to create the “Four Spirits” sculpture to honor the four young women killed in 1963 when the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was bombed in Birmingham, AL.

Governors of her native Alabama have recognized Elizabeth MacQueen for her contributions to the cultural heritage of her cradle state; her influence goes well beyond the borders of Alabama. Come hear her story.

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Reception: 5:30 pm (refreshments served)
Inclusion Spotlight: 6:00 pm
Center for Fine & Performing Arts/Building 82

Free & Open to the Public 

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